Frog


Be kind and tender to the Frog,
And do not call him names,
As “Slimy skin,” or “Polly-wog,”
Or likewise “Ugly James,”
Or “Gap-a-grin,” or “Toad-gone-wrong,”
Or “Bill Bandy-knees”:
The Frog is justly sensitive
To epithets like these.

No animal will more repay
A treatment kind and fair;
At least so lonely people say
Who keep a frog (and, by the way,
They are extremely rare).

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  1. And little princes ask their Mums, from whence little princes stem…
    And blush the Queen doth shyly and answers from a pond my son,
    where princes in the making swim, until such a one as i comes by
    and sees them for all their handsome worth.

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